Expect smoke in Kamloops and the Okanagan for the next few days | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Would you like to subscribe to our newsletter?

Current Conditions Cloudy  1.8°C

Kelowna News

Expect smoke in Kamloops and the Okanagan for the next few days

The sun shone red through smoky haze at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 in Kelowna.

While no air quality warnings have been issued in the Thompson-Okanagan, wildfire smoke is evident in many parts of southern B.C.

“This smoke is coming from both local fires as well as long-range transport from wildfires south of the USA-Canada border,” B.C. Wildfire posted on its Facebook page Friday, Sept. 2.

“Smoke from large fires across the border in Idaho and Washington has begun moving into the southern part of B.C.”

That includes the Kamloops Fire district that covers Kamloops and the Okanagan.

An air quality advisory remained in effect today, Sept. 2, in the Similkameen and Nicola Valleys because of wildfire smoke expected to last another 24 to 48 hours.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2022

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile